All well and good.... but
We should never have been using Korea as an example of demand in the first place-
Population (Korea, 2009) - 48,747,000
Population (Australia, 2009) - 21,874,900
Size of Australia - 7,686,850 sq km
Size of Korea - 98,480 sq km
Square meters per person (Korea) - 2.02
Square meters per person (Australia) - 351.4
Korea is 0.57% the size of Australia per person.
(*Disclaimer: these are rough numbers, I'm not a mathematician)
While I realise that most of Australia's population is crammed into the cities the NBN is still going to go everywhere people are. From a purely cost of cable versus area to cover we can't even come close to Korea.
Even if we only use 10% of Australia's land mass (I remember hearing most of the population is in 10% of the land mass) we still get 35.1 square meters per person.
Roughly 17 times more space to cover.
All this so some farmers in the middle of Ulla Dulla can get high definition shots of female anatomy and check which backstreet boy their friends are... awesome...